San Xavier Roman Catholic Parish / Patronato San Xavier
Located in: Southside District
Acclaimed as finest example of mission architecture in U.S., southwest of Tucson on Tohono O'odham Reservation. Active parish. Gift shop. arts, crafts shop. Cafe nearby. For the first time in its more than 230-year history, free guided tours are now available. The 45-minute tours are led by specially trained, volunteer docents, who explain the Mission's history and its lavishly decorated interior, the richest and most ornate in the Southwest. For current schedule, please go to their website and click on "Docent Tours Info."
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Trip to Mission San Xavior
We arrived just after morning turmoil so as not to disturb any parishioners. The parking lot could use some TLC, but the building looks its age, being on sacred grown,the mission its self is very...
What a beautiful and historical Mission to visit! Lots of history. Beautiful inside and out. Make an effort to visit.
Beautiful mission and worth the visit
Not far from downtown Tucson and worth the visit. The church is lovely and there are great guides to give a brief complimentary tour. There is a nice gift shop as well for souvenirs and religious...